academia

noun ac·a·de·mia \ ˌa-kə-ˈdē-mē-ə \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of academia

: the life, community, or world of teachers, schools, and education : academe
  • scientists in industry and academia
  • a career in academia

Examples of academia in a Sentence

  1. She found the business world very different from academia.

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Origin and Etymology of academia

latinization of academy (with -ia suggesting a geographic entity), after its Latin etymon, Acadēmia



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